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INXS - What You Need album

INXS - What You Need album Performer: INXS
Title: What You Need
Date of release: 1985
Country: Australia
Size MP3: 1115 mb
Size FLAC: 1893 mb
Rating: 4.3

What You Need", released in December 1985, belongs to INXS 5th studio album "Listen Like Thieves". Video directed by Richard Lowenstein.

INXS is Australian rock band INXS's first album. It was released on Deluxe Records in Australia on 13 October 1980. The band recorded the album in midnight to dawn sessions during 1979 to 1980 after performing, on average, two gigs a day at local pubs around Sydney.

Listen Like Thieves is the fifth studio album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released on 14 October 1985. It spent two weeks at number one on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. Considered an international breakthrough album for the band, it peaked at No. 11 on the United States Billboard 200, No. 24 on the Canadian RPM 100 Albums and top 50 in the United Kingdom.

What You Need", released in December 1985, belongs to INXS 5th studio album "Listen Like Thieves".

What You Need" featured in a Chevy trucks advertising campaign. The Greatest Hits: "INXS – The Greatest Hits (album)" (in German). Retrieved 23 January 2017. Elegantly Wasted: "INXS – Elegantly Wasted (album)" (in German).

Album, 13 Outubro 1980, Deluxe Records. Album, 14 Outubro 1985, Atlantic Records.

A collectors, 26 track live album that includes not only the signature INXS live tracks such as New Sensation, Mystify and What You Need but also some of INXS’s earliest classic hits, Burn For You, One x One and Just Keep Walking as well as previously unreleased recordings, retrieved form the INXS vaults. I had songs from this album, on my this site.

The resulting track What You Need was released as the lead single and went on to give the band their first American Top 10 hit. Instrumentalist Andrew Farriss said in a 2005 interview; We left the studio that night knowing we had one day left and we had to deliver ‘a hit’.

What You Need" had taken INXS from college radio into the American Top Five, but there was little indication that the group would follow it with a multi-platinum blockbuster like Kick.


A What You Need 3:33
B Sweet As Sin 2:16

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Warner Communications Inc.
  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.


Distributed in generic WEA sleeve.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7-258971, 7.258971 INXS What You Need ‎(7", Single) WEA, WEA 7-258971, 7.258971 Australia 1985
7-89460 INXS What You Need ‎(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic 7-89460 US 1985
F-MER 8844147.3 INXS Lo Que Necesitas = What You Need ‎(7", Single, Promo) Mercury F-MER 8844147.3 Peru 1986
884 414-7 INXS What You Need ‎(7") Mercury 884 414-7 Italy 1986
PR 824 INXS What You Need ‎(12", Promo) Atlantic PR 824 US 1985